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Policy Brief
Limited impact of the tax-benefit system in Tanzania during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Policy Brief
Distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Policy Brief
Distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Policy Brief
The role of tax-benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in Mozambique COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Working together to better understand how COVID-19 affects poverty and inequality

In summer 2020 the SOUTHMOD team set out, with partners, to analyse the impact of government policies on protecting households from getting poorer and avoiding societies from becoming more unequal...

COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Policy Brief
Distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Working Paper
The mitigating role of tax and benefit rescue packages for poverty and inequality in Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper analyses the distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related tax-benefit measures in 2020 in a cross-country comparative perspective for five African countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia...

COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty
Technical Note
Exploring the quality of income data in two South African household surveys which underpin SAMOD

This note has set out several data processes that have been undertaken using the income data in dataset(s) that underpin SAMOD...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution South Africa
Working Paper
Simulating personal income tax in South Africa using administrative data and survey data: A comparison of PITMOD and SAMOD for tax year 2018

In this paper we explore South Africa’s personal income tax system using two microsimulation models...

Microsimulation Personal income tax Income distribution
Working Paper
Re-examining the Brazilian South–Northeast labour income gap: A decomposition approach

The purpose of this article is to provide new evidence about the sources of regional income inequalities in Brazil along the wage distribution, taking into account the regional differentials in purchasing power...

Brazil Income inequality Decomposition
Journal Article
Exclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amid low national growth in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the top income percentiles continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...

Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Technical Note
WIID Companion (May 2021): global income distribution

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Income distribution Inequality WIID
Working Paper
What sustains informality?: A study of the interactions between formal- and informal-sector firms

We consider two vertical links between informal- and formal-sector firms and study their implications...

Informal sector Income distribution Supply and demand
Working Paper
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa

This paper explores the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa on income poverty and inequality in South Africa...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution
Book Chapter
South Africa: The top-end, labour markets, fiscal redistribution and the persistence of very high inequality

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Earnings Personal income tax Survey data
Working Paper
Trends in global inequality using a new integrated dataset

This paper presents preliminary evidence of the annual global income distribution since 1950 using a new integrated dataset that aggregates standardized country income distributions at the percentile level estimated from various sources in the World ...

Global inequality Income distribution WIID
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